Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (dipped in chocolate)

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on December 9, 2015

Incredibly fast and easy to make flourless (and naturally grain and gluten-free!) peanut butter cookies dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with crushed peanuts.  These are so delicious you won’t go back to regular peanut butter cookies!


So I guess I’m on a bit of a flourless cookie kick right now.  I really didn’t intend to be, but they’re just so delicious!  Now, if you haven’t heard of the flourless peanut butter cookie before, you absolutely must try them!  Even if you don’t dress them up with a bit of chocolate and crushed peanuts, they are still an amazing cookie, and I love them as is.  That being said, they are so easy to dress up.  These little beauties will steal the spotlight!


Did I mention how easy these are to make?  You don’t even need a mixer of any kind.  Just measure out your ingredients all into the same bowl and stir together until completely combined.  Then I even use my 1/2 tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop out the dough, and another little spoon to scoop it out of my measuring spoon into the sugar.  Roll into a little ball in the sugar and done, ready for baking!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Once these are baked and cooled, simply  dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peanuts before the chocolate hardens and tada!


They are really cute this way, and it’s amazing how a little bit of chocolate can dress up a pretty plain cookie.  Not that I don’t like plain, but I loooooove these cookies all dressed up.  And did I mentioned that they’re naturally gluten free, and possibly dairy free as well, depending on the ingredients you use.


As you can tell by the many, many pictures.  They were just too cute.  At just 1/2 tablespoon of dough per cookie, these are also tiny, which I love as well 🙂


And look, they’re even adorable without the chocolate!  I just love their crackly top!  Well, enough is enough, let’s get to the recipe! 🙂


Chocolate Dipped Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
26 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 30 -40 small cookies
Author: Heidi @ Food Doodles
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter not natural!
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Granulated white sugar for rolling dough in
  • Dark chocolate for dipping
  • Crushed unsalted peanuts for sprinkling
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner.
  2. In a medium sized bowl add the peanut butter, egg, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and vanilla. Stir to combine.
  3. Once completely combined scoop 1/2 tablespoon-fulls into the sugar and roll around to coat. The dough will be sticky, but it's easier to form it into a ball in the sugar. You can also try refrigerating the dough to make it easier to handle if desired. Place on the prepared baking sheet 2" apart.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes, or until puffed up, just starting to look golden around the edges and the top is cracked. Remove from the oven and cool on the baking sheet as they will be too soft to move. Once cool, remove from the baking sheet and store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Recipe Notes

These cookies are naturally gluten free! To make them dairy free, just make sure all your ingredients don't contain dairy.
For a sweet and salty twist you could try using crushed salted peanuts to sprinkle over top 🙂
I like to bake one baking sheet at a time with these cookies as they don't get a perfectly crackly top when baking with two baking sheets at once, and it's harder to tell when they're perfectly done.

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1 Thalia @ butter and brioche December 11, 2015 at 17:26

Chocolate and peanut butter cookies are my weakness.. definitely craving one of these now!


2 Heidi @ Food Doodles December 13, 2015 at 19:51

Oooh, me too! So yummy! Thanks Thalia 🙂


3 Michelle Lynn December 9, 2015 at 06:43

You state not to use Natural PB… wouldn’t an organic PB work also? Without added palm oil?


4 Heidi @ Food Doodles December 9, 2015 at 08:49

I can’t say for sure since I haven’t tried it, but as long as it isn’t the kind that the oil seperates it should work 🙂


5 Julia December 9, 2015 at 05:53

I never knew that flourless cookies could look so perfect! Must try these!


6 Charlotte Moore December 9, 2015 at 05:44

I was so surprised how wonderful these tasted the first time I made them. I really didn’t think they could possibly work. HA!!! Fooled me and they were delicious. We don’t eat GF but 3 people in our family does. So I make things for them sometimes.


7 Heidi @ Food Doodles December 13, 2015 at 20:06

Me too! A good surprise for sure 🙂 And I love gluten free recipes that are so easy! No strange flours to work with 🙂


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